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YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
by Carrie Howse

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In the final part of her family trilogy, award-winning historian Carrie Howse describes how she escaped her dysfunctional home-life to train as a nurse. Both moving and funny by turns, You'll Never Walk Alone paints an evocative and realistic picture of a general hospital in the 1970s.
'The gripping and heartwarming true story of a 1970s nurse, with an unexpected ending.'
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The Sound of Silence
by Carrie Howse

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The Sound of Silence is the first of a trilogy in which award-winning historian Carrie Howse traces her family history, from her great-grandparents in the East End of London in the late 19th century, to her own post-war childhood in an Essex village. In compelling detail, she describes her daily life, in the shadow of the inexorable spread of a New Town which gradually destroyed the long-established rural community.



Catch a Falling Star
by Carrie Howse

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In the closing chapters of The Sound of Silence, I described how our home and land in the Essex village of Tipmarsh were taken away from us by compulsory purchase in the spring of 1963. The four villages of Tipmarsh, Kingsmead, Thyme Hill and Long Hill, which dated back to before the Domesday Book, had been designated as a New Town after World War Two and gradually, inexorably the long-established rural communities were destroyed. Read more
THANKS AND NO THANKS MR HITLER! The Dorothy Odam-Tyler Story
by Mike Fleet

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This is the fascinating story of Dorothy Odam-Tyler, quadruple Olympian and twice high jump silver medallist, in both 1936 and 1948, with the same height as cleared by the winner. 16-year-old Dorothy Odam was inspired by the spectacular Nazi Olympics in Berlin, before the cruel intervention of World War Two, which wrote off the Games of 1940 and 1944 when the maturing Dorothy might reasonably have been expected to challenge for gold. Read more
Lost Olympics
by Ian Hugh McAllister

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What is the ultimate price of success? In 1924, swimming superstar Hilda James was a dead cert for the British Team at the Paris Olympics. Her family had other ideas. This is the true story of a World Champion who suddenly found that her ultimate challenge was to pull her life back together after her dream was cruelly shattered forever. Hilda wasnít about to bow down to anybody and broke away, finally achieving full emancipation. Read more
ANU, The Raj Years
by Shabnam Vasisht

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Illustrated throughout with old photographs, the story starts at the point of a child's birth during the freedom campaign in India. The book, a true story, describes a woman's extraordinary life to the point of Independence for her country. Although it follows one person, the book shows the culture, the food and the way of life in India during the raj years in a colourful and eloquent way. Read more
ANU, The Nomad Years
by Shabnam Vasisht

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When Anu married a Hindu of the highest caste, she entered a world far removed from her Christian roots. This, the second part of Anu's biography, covers her marriage years. She followed her army husband across the length and breadth of a newly-independent India. Read more
ANU, The Yo-Yo Years
by Shabnam Vasisht

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The long battle to extricate herself from an unhappy marriage exposed Anu to many personal dangers , as well as the constant terror of losing her three daughters . Determined to bring up her children single-handedly, Anu returned to work , starting at the bottom of the ladder and quickly rising to the top of her career. However, professional success, too, was eventually blighted by disappointments and betrayals. Anu faced her challenges with typical courage and faith, until circumstances forced her to make a decision. But that's another story . . .


ANU, The Tug-of-War Years
by Shabnam Vasisht

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Anuís new job began with a baptism of fire. Although she confronted it with her characteristic optimism and indomitable spirit, the pace was unrelenting. As a result of her own experiences, Anu became a constant source of information and advice to others in similar situations. Added to professional problems were concerns for her mother and siblings, and the future of her children. Read more
A Tale Within a Tale
by Maureen Barclay and researched by Sheila Carpenter.

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This is truly a tale within a tale. The larger story is a nostalgic journey through a remarkable century, which began with no domestic electricity, no motorised vehicles and a life expectancy of just forty-seven years, and yet saw technological, scientific, medical and social achievements unsurpassed in history. The story within is their story, and how their lives, and the lives of all of us, intertwine with the personal and public events that happen around us.
Peace, War and Love
by John Smale

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This is a true War story illustrated with black and white photographs, postcards and letters. Jack and Sophie had different childhoods in the years between the Wars. The couple met and then moved apart, came back together and married. There were lots of `near misses' during the War, but they both, luckily, survived. Jack joined the Army and when stationed in London had to undergo the bombing during the Blitz. Read more
The Not Quite English Teacher
by Eliza Jane Goťs


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This is true story, the biography of an amazing teacher with a different life to most. Ella didnít quite know when being a Not Quite English teacher had begun. Maybe, being a Scot, teaching Scots pupils, many of whom didnít want to be posh, was the beginning. Or could it have been her arrival at a secondary school for the cream of Kenyaís girls, who desperately wanted to be posh? Perhaps it had been the day when Rick and she had bumped into a character walking along Piccadilly wearing a sandwich board advertising English lessons for foreigners. Or was this the moment? Ö


Which Way Next?
by John Brown


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The collection of articles found within this book are the ramblings of a slightly unhinged writer or the work of a profound incisive genius Ė dependent upon your respective view or state of mind. Drawn from personal experiences, like the wedding of my daughter Georgina or the complete frustration of living in the modern world with all its technological advances but feeling slightly detached Read more